4 Key Questions to Ask Before Considering the Idea of Cosmetic Surgery

When you are thinking about getting cosmetic surgery, you no doubt have many questions. You will begin your journey into plastic or cosmetic surgery with a consultation. This is where you will be able to ask any questions and get all the information needed to make the decision to get your surgery or to keep what you have without changes.

Whether you are thinking about getting rhinoplasty or breast enlargement or reduction surgery, you should think about what this surgery means; in the short term and the long run. 


Here are 4 key questions you may want to ask your surgeon before you schedule your cosmetic surgery.

1. How Often Do You Perform This Surgery?



According to Dr Ghofrani Plastic Surgeon, you want an experienced surgeon to be operating on you. Check how many of these operations they have carried out, and ask to see photos of before and after surgery. You can get a sense of their aesthetic style then too. Some of the best surgeons carry out research and training too to advance the industry, so check if your surgeon does as this could be an indicator of a specialist in their field.

2. Are You Board Certified?

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is tasked with certifying the doctors that will be performing plastic and cosmetic surgery. There are a number of forms and tests that a surgeon must go through before they are granted certification. In the UK you should look for a surgeon on the specialist cosmetic surgery registers like the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

If your doctor is not a member of this or another well-known board certification group, it is best to search for another doctor. A certified doctor has taken the time to be sure he or she is getting the most up-to-date information and abiding by all the guidelines set by this type of governing body.

3. What Type of Anesthesia Will I Be Given?



This is an important question to be discussed with your surgeon for it will also determine if your procedure is going to be scheduled as an inpatient or an outpatient operation. It is also important to let your doctor know if you are allergic to any type of medicine.

You will also want to make sure that your anesthesiologist is also certified by a governing body. Certification is important again to show that they are a specialist in this area and follow the latest guidelines.

4. What is My Recovery Time?

This will be an important question, yet it will have different answers depending on the type of surgery and your personal health. Not everyone is going to heal at the same rate. However, there is a rough estimate of time, within a week or a few days, that you should plan on being at home to recover.  It's important to ask about any bruising, scaring and any potential complications so that you are well-informed.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, there are no stupid questions. This is your health you are talking about. Do not be afraid to ask all the questions you need to make an informed decision. I hope this article helps you make an informed choice, please do more research before deciding if cosmetic surgery is right for you.

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